Gottfried International, Inc. has been active in commercial space technology development since 1981 when Bill Gottfried served on the Board of Directors of the Houston Space Foundation. We have supported space industry leaders in the U.S., Europe, Russia, and Kazakhstan on a variety of project development and executive search assignments, including:
Supporting the formation of SPACEHAB, Inc., the company that developed human-tended modules for the Space Shuttle, and supporting the SPACEHAB and McDonnell Douglas partnership resulting in early stage equity and later stage funding of $100 million. We conducted the first Chief Executive Officer search for SPACEHAB selecting a senior aerospace industry leader for this important position.
Forming one of the first U.S.-Russian Federation launch vehicle partnerships during the time of the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Working with the Government of Kazakhstan on the formation of their Space Research and Science Ministry following Kazakhstan's declaration of independence from the Soviet Union.
Founding Member of the U.S.-Russia Business Council in Washington, D.C. during the emergence of the independent Russian Federation with the goal of fostering joint ventures between U.S. and Russian aerospace enterprises.
Supporting the formation of one of the first single-stage-to-orbit launch vehicle companies and undertaking the executive search assignments to select the company's CEO and senior management team.
Founding Petroleum Satellite Corporation (PETROSAT), a satellite services and remote sensing and imaging company, dedicated to the petroleum industry for hydrocarbon detection and environmental monitoring.
Developing funding commitments for the commercial development of TRANSHAB, the human tended inflatable module that was being developed by NASA for use on the International Space Station and potential Earth to Mars transit.
Developing funding commitments for a commercial remote sensing and imaging platform for deployment on the International Space Station (ISS).
We have worked with space industry leaders in the U.S., and internationally, with their executive search and recruiting initiatives. Our executive search assignments in the space industry include:
Chief Executive Officer for a commercial U.S./Russia joint venture developing a human space flight company addressing the global space tourism market.
Board of Director candidates for a commercial U.S./Russia joint venture developing a human space flight company addressing the global space tourism market.
President of one of the largest launch vehicle companies operating worldwide.
Executive Director candidates for the Government of Kazakhstan's Space Agency.
Vice President of Technology for a new launch vehicle and human space flight company.
Chief Design Engineer for a new launch vehicle company.
Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer for a privately held investment fund focused on high growth opportunities in telecommunications, satellite communications services, launch services, broadband, and Internet content distribution.
Board of Director Candidates for a newly established broadband satellite services company.
President and Chief Operating Officer for leading NASDAQ listed commercial space technology company providing human space flight and satellite payload processing service activities.
Chief Executive Officer for a new launch vehicle services company. The successful candidate was the Administrator of the Apollo/Saturn Program for NASA during the Kennedy and Johnson Administrations.
Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the North American Division of one of the leading worldwide launch services companies.
Board of Director Candidates for a new, venture capital backed, satellite telecommunications company.
Senior Vice President of Marketing for a newly established commercial space technology company.
Chief Executive Officer for a satellite telecommunications, remote sensing, and satellite imaging company focused on high quality satellite services to the international oil and gas industry.
Board of Director Candidates for a newly established launch services company.
President and Chief Executive Officer for a telecommunications satellite services company.
President and Chief Executive Officer for a satellite imaging and remote sensing company.
President of The Space Foundation of Houston, a non-profit organization formed by Houston's business, civic, and academic leaders to promote the commercial development of space.
Board of Director candidates for The Space Foundation of Houston.
Vice President of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs for a publicly traded commercial space technology company active in human space flight and spacecraft payload processing.
Chief Executive Officer for a U.S.-Russia joint venture company developing satellite imaging technology for the international oil and gas industry.
Chief Executive Officer and Senior Management Team for new space company formed in cooperation with NASA to develop and deploy remote sensing and satellite imaging technology on the International Space Station.
Offices and Partners in Houston, Washington, D.C., London, and Paris